Jim Cheng

Jim Cheng
Of Counsel, Lee & Hayes, PLLC

Jim Cheng supports technology startups and entrepreneurs and advises companies on economic development issues and on investing in the U.S. He has over 25 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, private capital investor, business leader and senior state government executive. From 2010 to 2014, Jim served as Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade. His portfolio of 13 agencies included economic development, housing, employment, export, licensing, tourism, small business, mining and energy. Before his role in state government, Jim was an active angel and private equity investor specializing in technology companies. In addition to mentoring many startups and small businesses, he was the President of Totus Lighting Solutions, an efficient-energy startup.